General News

Important Westlaw Updates

Returning students, expect to see some changes when you access Westlaw this fall, some based on products and enhanced content through a new Practice Ready Package to which the Law Library subscribes and others related to a new look for the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Law School portal.

Your Westlaw subscription now includes a Practice Ready Package with access to additional legal research tools used in practice, including the ProView eBooks platform and Practical Law Connect (think Practical Law, but organized by task and practice area). Within Westlaw you will find more international secondary sources; historic treatises, legal encyclopedias, and jurisprudence from the 19th and 20th Centuries; and added Native American resources. This Practice Ready Package also includes access to Westlaw China. To use Westlaw China, you must be on campus or use the VPN; access is not through your Westlaw OnePass account.   

In addition, Thomson Reuters Westlaw is updating the look and feel—and URL—of its Law School portal to start the semester. You will still be able to access TWEN and Westlaw, and now ProView and more, from links at the top of the updated portal. Do you access lawschool.westlaw.com from a bookmark or other shortcut? Thomson Reuters will automatically redirect you to the new portal (anticipated to begin sometime on August 15), but it would be smart to update your bookmarks after you access the updated page. Expect more changes from Westlaw in January with the introduction of Westlaw Edge.

Watch for more information from the Eckstein Law Library and Thomson Reuters Westlaw, and please reach out to a Reference Librarian to discuss strategies for working with Westlaw or any other resource.

Contact: Elana Olson

Reminder: Smoking/Tobacco Prohibited on Campus

The Marquette University campus is smoke/tobacoo free. A map of permissible areas to smoke on campus can be found by visiting http://www.marquette.edu/medical-clinic/documents/TobaccoFreeMap.pdf. Please note that the permissible areas near Eckstein Hall are the public sidewalks on 11th Street and Clybourn Street. For more informaion about the policy, please visit http://www.marquette.edu/medical-clinic/TobaccoFreeCampus.shtml. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Contact: Jenny Chick